On This Day

What Happened in February 1708

Historical Events

  • Feb 24 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
  • Feb 28 Slave revolt in Newton, Long Island NY results in 11 deaths

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, born in CĂ­toliby, Czech Republic (d. 1789)